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Metal

by Franco Cerchiari – Senior Columnist — One would be hard pressed to find anyone who considers himself or herself a true follower of Rock and Metal and not be a fan of Norway’s powerhouse, Jorn Lande. Indisputably one of Hard Rock and Metal’s most prolific and creative vocalists, [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — More Pain, More Gain is the debut full-length release from the Italian collaboration group Badass. This quartet of Metal stars has pooled talents and come up with something that will definitely kick butt particularly if you are a fan of bass guitar, or like [...]
by Christophe Pauly — Sr. Photojournalist — Ignea is a Female Fronted Ukrainian Oriental Metal band. Originally known as Parallax the group changed its name prior to releasing its debut EP Sputnik back in 2013. Since then the group has gone on to release a couple of singles [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — February 4, 2017 at Joe’s American Bar and Grill in Burbank, CA — Punk Rock Barbie is a tribute band straight out of one of the quirkiest parts of Los Angeles: Burbank. On February 4th at Joe’s American Bar and Grill on West Magnolia [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Sr. Columnist — “Surprise” albums have been the norm lately by mainstream artists. At the beginning of 2016 Avenged Sevenfold was on lists of most anticipated albums of the year. In mid-October the Orange County natives released the primary single “The Stage” [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Waiting is hard, and waiting for good music is harder. It has been 3 long years since we last heard new material from Danish Metal masters Pretty Maids, but the wait – as hard as it was – was worth it. Kingmaker, the band’s 15th studio release, is [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Volbeat blasted their way into Utah’s capitol city on a warm and perfect September evening and rocked their way through almost 90 minutes of their blend of Thrash, Metal, Hillbilly and Punk. The venue, tucked into the west side of Salt Lake City, [...]
by Erik Tweedy – Columnist — If you consider getting your head kicked in for 45 minutes a good time, then Meshiaak is what you have been waiting all year for. Hailing from Melbourne Australia, this Speed Metal foursome was the brainchild of 4Arm guitarist Danny Camilleri and Teramaze [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — The annual Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival took place August 13-14, 2016 in Courtrai, Belgium. This year’s lineup included Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Within Temptation, Anthrax, Airbourne, Ministry, Children Of Bodom, Devildriver, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Instrumental composer Guy Elyahu has released his debut album Empire of Chaos. Elyahu, who is from Israel, features musical explorations that offer listeners what he has dubbed Middle-Eastern Rock, which combines elements from the Rock, Metal and Fusion [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Fool is the second full length studio release from the Australian symphonic rock singer known as Darkyra Black. Like its predecessor Dragon Tears, Fool is a powerful, full story concept album that features fine musical performances by the band and the [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Sr. Photojournalist — When you mention “old school” Metal, bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest come to mind. As Darkness Dies has earned the privilege to be added to that list. Formerly known as Graven Image, As Darkness Dies (ADD) has been on the regional scene [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — When a thrash veteran starts chasing trends after 30 years of plugging away as a niche act, you realize that a show biz career is indeed an unpredictable journey. Singer Dave Padden’s recent departure must have prompted band leader Jeff Waters [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Prolific singer and songwriter Phil Vincent (solo artist, Legion, D’Ercole, Tragik) has struck again! He’s just released what in effect are 3 CDs worth of material with long time collaborator and guitar whiz Vince O’Regan. Unreleased, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Steve Coyne Conspiracy arrives with the debut album Feelings of Euphoria via Shredguy Records. Guitarist Steve Coyne is joined by fellow guitarist Jimi Bell; bassists Chris McCarvill, Steve Buskowe and Rob Liptrot; drummers BJ Zampa, Tom Swift and Ralph [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — After a 3-year break guitar virtuoso Christophe Godin returns to the helm of this leading-edge French trio to take it on another mind-boggling adventure. With 20 years of music-making under its belt, the band remains the quirkiest rock act Europe [...]
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